The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a large-scale assessment that measures student performance in reading, mathematics and science.
Geoff Masters describes the macro- and micro-reforms that are likely to lead to improved student learning, and better performance in international assessments of science, maths and reading.
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Beyond PISA: Improving student outcomes
The latest PISA results indicate that we must focus on strategies to improve what happens in every classroom, every day of the school week if we are to improve student outcomes, says Geoff Masters.
Declining PISA outcomes: Time to stop the slide
Sue Thomson discusses the implications of Australia's results from the latest international assessment of mathematics, science and reading.
PISA 2012: How Australia measures up
Results from the latest international assessment reveal that, despite still performing above the international average, the mathematics and reading skills of Australian 15-year-olds have slipped backwards over the past decade.
What can teachers learn from PISA?
International assessments do much more than rank nations; they provide valuable information about what teachers can do in their classrooms to improve student achievement, as Sue Thomson explains.